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Solar Eclipses, The Almanac, and Ben Franklin
Offbeat  (tags: Total Solar Eclipse, Benjamin Franklin, Colonial America, Genius, americans, culture, environment, interesting, news, off-beat, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 3 days ago - theconversation.com
On September 14, 1726, Ben Franklin wrote during a sea voyage: "as we sat upon deck, we were surprised with a sudden and unusual darkness of the sun." Total solar eclipses are not rare. Please note, comment and forward.
Meet 15 Unique Animals That YouâEUR(TM)Ll Have a Hard Time Believing Are Real
Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, funny, interesting, pictures, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 5 days ago - animalchannel.co
There are animals that look like hybrids of other creatures, and there are animals that look like nothing else in the world. Many of these animals are extremely rare, and just a few lucky people have seen them in the wild.
Sea Robins: Offbeat Fish   video
Offbeat  (tags: animals, fish, birds, Robins, Marine, Ocean, bizarre, environment, funny, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, unusual, wildlife, world )

Fiona
- 10 days ago - youtube.com
Watch this video of sea robins. What do you think of these offbeat fish? Do they resemble the bird for whom they are named? What do they do on the bottom of the sea? Enjoy. Please note, comment, and forward.
Apache Spring, Fort Bowie, Arizona...........Ecosystem, Terrain And History Of A Place In The American West
Offbeat  (tags: Apache Spring, Fort Bowie, Arizona, USA, History, Flora, Wildlife, Ecosystem, americans, animals, environment, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, protection, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 12 days ago - desertusa.com
Image = Tombstone of Little Robe, son of Geronimo In depth examination of a place in the American Western desert: the vegetation, animals, present condition and past events. Please note, comment and forward.
Nearly 2 Tons of Ivory Crushed Today in New York City's Central Park
Offbeat  (tags: ivory crushed, New York City, Central Park, animals, business, environment, humans, wildlife, protection, world )

Lone
- 13 days ago - ecowatch.com
The statues, trinkets and jewelry represented the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants and held a reported market value of more than $8 million dollars.
Discover Ocean Planet: The Giant Kelp Forest Off The Coast of California   video
Offbeat  (tags: Giant Kelp Forest, video, beautiful, informative, bizarre, environment, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pictures, protection, unusual, video, world )

Fiona
- 14 days ago - youtube.com
Beautifully filmed video about the Giant Kelp Forest off the California Coast. An amazing film about the largest seaweed in the world and the oceanic food web it contains.
12 Important Things To Know About the Oceans' Kelp Forest
Offbeat  (tags: Kelp Forests, environment, pollution, beautiful, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, protection, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 14 days ago - google.com
Towers of underwater kelp form undulating forests in shallow waters in many parts of the world. Sometimes called the rain forests of the sea, these lush beds of seaweed are also disappearing like the jungle forests.
Future of B.C.'s Grizzly Trophy Hunt Uncertain as Fall Hunt Approaches
Offbeat  (tags: Grizzly bears, NDP, hunting, trophy hunting, fall hunt, animals, environment, government, society, world )

Lone
- 16 days ago - cbc.ca
NDP promised to end the controversial hunt, but few details on how and when the ban would be implemented
Review: âEUR~Sled DogsâEUR(TM) Exposes Abuse of Working Animals
Offbeat  (tags: sled dogs, abuse, working animals, Filmmaker, animals, environment, humans, world )

Lone
- 16 days ago - nytimes.com
The filmmaker Fern Levitt says that her research began with no agenda but that as she saw more abuse, her film took shape, along with a desire to shut down the industry and find homes for the dogs.
Wild Animals On Their Release Back Into Nature   video
Offbeat  (tags: video animals, cats, environment, interesting, news, off-beat, unusual, video, wildlife, world )

Fiona
- 17 days ago - youtube.com
I am sharing this video of release of wild animals back into Nature....because some of them are so joyous and all wild animals should live in the wild. Please note, comment, forward.
Utah Ag-Gag Law Declared Unconstitutional
Offbeat  (tags: underecover investigations, animals, humans, crime, society, world, Ag-Gag law )

Lone
- 39 days ago - aldf.org
Undercover investigations have exposed egregious animal cruelty and shed light on common agricultural practices that cause significant animal suffering and pose substantial threats to public health and the environment.
Instant Poll PLEASE VOTE
Offbeat  (tags: vote, endangered animals, animals, humans, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 43 days ago - go.saveanimalsfacingextinction.org
Should poachers be arrested for slaughtering endangered animals?
This Japanese Diver Has Been Visiting His Best Friend Fish For 25 Years Now VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: japanese diver, fish, animals, environment, humans, interesting, society, world, wildlife )

Lone
- 43 days ago - boredpanda.com
One Japanese diver has been friends with the same fish for 25 years âEUR" and this is not a fairytale, guys. ItâEUR(TM)s for real.
Grieving Cat Discovered On OwnerâEUR(TM)s Grave, Refuses To Leave Even After 1 Year.
Offbeat  (tags: grievng cat, owner's grave, home, animals, humans, unusual, world )

Lone
- 43 days ago - inspiremore.com
It turns out the tabbyâEUR(TM)s owner passed away about a year earlier, and her grave has been the felineâEUR(TM)s home ever since.
For Sale: Endangered Tigers. Will Perform for Food.
Offbeat  (tags: Endangered Tigers, Ringling bros, food, animal advocates, animals, bizarre, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 44 days ago - newrepublic.com
Animal welfare advocates thought the Ringling Bros.' 15 big cats might be sent to a wildlife sanctuary after the circus closed. They thought wrong.
 

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